Bepu N'Gali - I Travel To You
I Travel To You
International Feel (Uru) IFEEL022
Bepu was born in Gaborone (the capital of Botswana), to an Motswana father and Italian mother. He spent most of his childhood travelling around Africa following his fathers work and this included (as a teenager) a lengthy spell in Lagos, where he fell in love with the Afrobeat sound and culture and started collecting as many cassette tapes as possible, whilst also learning bass guitar, organ and percussion.
Moving back to Botswana, he put together what he calls his ‘house band’, a collection of 12 musicians and set out to play as many gigs as possible in Botswana and South Africa. A lot of these gigs became glorified jam sessions and ‘I Travel to You’ is an edited down version of one such session.
Complemented by remixes from Todd ‘will his golden patch ever end ?’ Terje and a amazing dub mix from Tim ‘Love’ Lee, we also got Rune Lindbaek to remix Terje’s remix. The release is split over two pieces of vinyl, with the original and Terje’s mix on one and the two dub mixes on the second.
I have a lot of time for International Feel and so when I got this I was doing cartwheels :) I can't recommend this highly enough ! It perfectly suits what we're doing here at Globetronica HQ, whilst having crossover appeal too. Think Afrobeat, think Balearic, think Dance !